Citizens across Europe will vote this summer for members of the European Parliament. That gives them a right that no one else in the world has.
For decades nations of the world abided by some basic international rules. What happens when this international order breaks down?
The idea behind the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is that an attack on one is an attack on all. But is that only for those who can pay?
In Montreal, selling books in English is a political statement. Unless you are simply someone who loves books in any language.
For two centuries Great Britain and Greece have fought over artifacts taken from the Acropolis. In Athens, the matter of the Elgin Marbles is complicated.
Under the United Nations Charter everyone has a right to a life of peace and dignity. But clearly that’s not happening. So what’s gone wrong?
You don’t get a friendly face when you “buy now with 1-click” on Amazon. But the value of that friendly face keeps people shopping local all over the world.
The Javan slow loris is incredibly cute and critically endangered. They are easy to hunt and sell on the illegal market. Rehabilitating them takes more effort.
Some think there is a global conspiracy to promote harmful vaccines. But doctors and health experts agree: Vaccines are safe and they save lives.
To succeed in the “beautiful game” in much of the world, you just need to prove yourself on the field. Not so in the U.S., where you must pay to play.
The upcoming election pits employment against the environment. Meanwhile China and the United States wait to see whether the new president will look east or west.
The little space copter that could finally puttered out. But our hopes for stepping on Martian soil? That keeps chugging along.
A heat pump isn’t nearly as sexy as an electric BMW or a floating wind turbine. But on an individual level, it might make a big difference.
Can we explain mass shootings in places like the Czech Republic or Serbia as American-influenced phenomena or is something else going on? We turned to one expert to learn more.
The Houthis, battle-hardened from years of fighting a civil war in Yemen, have proven to be a formidable adversary to Israel and its allies in the Red Sea.
From Gaza to Israel to the United States some people are turning to social media for civil discussion. Can we stop disinformation about the Middle East?
One parishioner argues that the Church should welcome gay members. The Pope is just now cracking open the door by offering a small blessing.
The public is hungry for free online news. That appetite endangers the existence of news organizations that produce it and democracies that nurture them.
King Charles III now sits on the British throne. In Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik is expected to ascend. What role do these royals have in the modern world?
The global toy industry has a plastics predicament: How to feed children’s appetite for new toys, keep prices low and not harm the Earth in the process.
Millions of people around the world have no rights and live in the shadows, on the margins of society.
Garbage in Paris. Death of a statesman. Climate talks in the desert. Coups and crises. As we greet 2024, how much do you recall from the year that’s been?
Despite the failure to achieve even substantial cease fires in Israel’s war with Hamas, there are people who still think lasting peace is possible.
Vladimir Putin has held power in Russia since before the turn of the millennium. Political opponents haven’t had a chance against him. Is that still true?
India and Pakistan — both nuclear powers — have fought three wars over Kashmir. But neither will yield in one of the world’s intractable conflicts.
A spiral-shaped algae is cheap and easy to grow. It’s so nutritious that NASA thinks it can power people to Mars. On earth it can keep our kids healthy.
Hong Kong youth tried to assert their rights three years ago. The repercussions are still being felt. Agnes Chow fled to Canada and feels she cannot return home.